Rescue efforts needed as car crashes down embankment in Umzumbe

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STATEMENT BY KWAZULU PRIVATE AMBULANCE:

On Tuesday afternoon, Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the N2 Umzumbe area for reports of a collision.

When emergency services arrived they found that a vehicle had lost control and left the road, crashing down an embankment approximately 150 meters, before crashing into trees.

Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found two occupants that were entrapped in the vehicle which was on its roof.

One occupant sustained critical injuries and the second occupant sustained serious injuries.

The patients were stabilized on scene and extricated from the vehicle. With the help of SAPS Search & Rescue and Fire Rescue, the patients were lifted up the embankment using rope rescue equipment.

The patients were transported to hospital for further treatment.

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